Monday, November 18, 2013

The EASY way to make a Snowman Canvas on today's Mixed Media Monday Video

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Happy Monday Crafty Peeps!!!

Some of you have already gotten a sneak peek of the video feature for this week.  I am often asked what my favorite character to create is, it would hands down be SNOWMEN! They're so fun and just looking at them makes me smile.

So in this video, I share with you my secret tips on how easy it is to create this snowman on a mini canvas!  What a great little decoration - and what a great gift too!

I'd love to hear what you think - so please share with me your favorite snowman project or leave me a suggestion for future videos.

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The EASY way to create a Mixed Media Snowman Canvas

 I’ve been collecting snowmen for years and years and in the wintertime, snowflakes and snowmen decorate my house!  They have a way of brightening up my day and make me smile.  In this video, I show you how to create this adorable snowman canvas which is a perfect project to start with if you are new to mixed media.  I used a canvas board, but think creatively and explore beyond the base.  What unique base will you create your snowman on?

Project Dimensions: Varies

Spellbinders Supplies:
MMM-001 Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ machine
MD1-012 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Circles Three die templates
S5-117 Spellbinders® 2012 Snowflake Pendant die templates
SKU: F-003 – Spellbinders® Blue Premium Craft Foil or MM1-001 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™   Foil Pack One
Music patterned paper
Dictionary Paper or similar paper with words
Printed Phrase
Acrylic paint:  turquoise blue, green, red, orange, off white and white
Fine Tip Permanant markers – black and brown
4 x 4 Gesso board or canvas
Small star sticker
Tacky Glue
Paintbrushes (small flat)
Decoupage medium or Soft gel medium (glossy)
Cosmetic sponge
Sanding sponge
Moist baby wipe
Bubble wrap
Container of water
Paper towels

Decoupage music sheet onto canvas and let dry.  Sand excess paper away with sanding sponge.

Using finger or cosmetic sponge apply blue and green color over the music paper.  Rub away excess with baby wipe to leave some of the music paper showing through. 

Cut one large and one medium circle using the #2 and #3 (with #1 being the smallest) Circles Three dies.  Decoupage them to the canvas.

Cut one small snowflake from foil if desired.

Paint over snowman with off white, rubbing some of the paint away to expose the paper underneath.  Add white for highlights.

Paint a red scarf using a slightly curved line between the body and head and add two long triangles for scarf tails.  Add white highlights.  Let dry.

Paint in cheeks with a blend of red/white and a small orange nose. Let dry.

Cut out phrases and decoupage them to the surface.  Let dry, then outline with marker.

Outline the snowman, add “x’s” for eyes and mouth and draw in any extra details.

Frame the canvas with random lines around the perimeter.

Add a small amount of white paint to bubble wrap and randomly stamp onto canvas for snow.

Glue on silver snowflake and add star sticker.

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AJ said...

I LOVE this!! You make it looks so darned easy!! going to bust out some supplies now thanks to you! oh- seeing just how fun and easy this is made me smile! love snowmen also! xo

LP Design Team said...

Thanks so much AJ! PLEASE PLEASE send me pictures of your snowman! I'd love to see!!!

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